KEENE — Services for Morris Young, 83, of Keene, were conducted Friday, March 20, 2009, in the Lane Prairie Baptist Church, 412 CR 704, Joshua. The Rev. Jerry Clements officiated. Interment was in the Merkel Cemetery, Merkel, Texas. Pallbearers were James Phillip Murray II, Philip Lee Wright, Dr. Ellis Minton, Howard Ellig, Roy Elsner and Steve Minton. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Weldon Huneycutt, Dr. Cecil Huneycutt and Dr. Charles George.

Morris Young passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2009, in Fort Worth. He was born Nov. 8, 1925, in Hawley, Texas, to Rupert Wiley and Lottie Lee Smith Young. He married Reba Huneycutt on May 10, 2001, in Fort Worth. Mr. Young worked for Ector County ISD for 15 years. He also worked in the oilfield-related industries in the Odessa area for many years.

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Alvin William Estep Jr. was born on September 5, 1951 to Margerite and Alvin Estep Sr. He left us to be with our Heavenly Father on April 23, 2009 to begin his new journey. Both his parents and grandparents preceded him in death.

Alvin is survived by his wife, Vanda Estep; daughters, Venus Cruz and husband Mark, Varonda Daniels and husband Wayne, and Denisa Estep all of Eldorado, Victoria Segura and husband Luis of Sonora, a son Roger Johnson and wife Destrey of Denver City; eight grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren; Two brothers, Kenneth Estep and wife Myra of Kerrville, Steven Estep and wife Connie of Greenville; and one sister, Robin Wagner of Atlanta.He will be missed by us all, but never forgotten.

Services were held on Sunday April 26, 2009 at 3 p.m. in Eldorado.

We would like to thank everyone who was with us and helped us in our time of need. We would like to say a special thanks to Vista Care Hospice for being sensitive and caring for Alvin and our family.
Sincerely the Estep family

ELDORADO - James Anthony "Jamie" Daniels passed away after a long battle with cancer Saturday, May 23, 2009. He was born in Clovis, N.M., Aug. 19, 1956. He spent most of his life primarily in Eldorado, Texas.
On Aug. 30, 1980, he married Cynthia Kay Cain in Eldorado, Texas. James had many loves in life, mostly family, friends, and Mustangs.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents and his parents, James Darrell and Linda Pearl Daniels. He is survived by his wife, Cindy; one brother, Darrell Wayne Daniels and wife Varonda of Eldorado; two sisters, Shirley Jean Levensailor and husband Bobby of Llano, Texas, and Susan Lanine Van Horn and husband Randy of Las Vegas; as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins. His 12 nieces and nephews were "Their Kids" and they were also blessed with eight great-nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was held Tuesday, May 26, at Community Baptist Church in Eldorado with burial following in Eldorado Cemetery.
Donations in lieu

Vita Willeke, RN, MSN, Ph.D, passed away peacefully and went to her heavenly home on Saturday, May 16, 2009.  She was born in Pueblo, Colorado to Robert and Lillian (Sedita) Perricone.

Vita is survived by her husband of 50 years, Gus Willeke, children, Diana (Bret) Smith, Amy Willeke, Sandra (James) Hunt, Donna (Gary) Hanusch and Dan (Lanita) Willeke; and sister Mary Jo Pagano (Jerry) Stewart. She also leaves her six grandchildren, Gary (Kimberly) Hanusch, Alexandra, Nicholas and Hayley Hunt; Lauren and Lane Smith, numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Vita was preceded in death by her parents and stepfather, Nick Taulli, and nephew, Bob Pagano.

For more than 50 years, Vita devoted her life to helping others.  As a nurse, she cared compassionately for hundreds of patients in the Emergency Room, in nursing homes, mental health units, hospice care and other health care facilities. As an educator, she taught a myriad of student nurses not only superior technical skills, but the value of a healing touch. Her holistic approach to care included meeting all needs – physical, emotional and spiritual.

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